Medicare Requirements for Bronchiectasis:
1.) Required: CT Scan confirming diagnosis of bronchiectasis.
2.) Required: Daily productive cough for at least 6 continuous months.
Frequent (i.e. more than 2/year) exacerbations requiring antibiotic therapy.
3.) Required: Documentation (chart notes) of another treatment (flutter valve,
percussion, postural drainage, breathing techniques, suctioning) tried to mobilize
secretions and clearly indicating the other technique or device has failed.
||Bronchiectasis with acute lower respiratory infection
||Bronchiectasis with (acute exacerbation